Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Allowed to be mysterious
Better neighboorhoods are like that Tolstoy quote
"Happy families are all alike; every unhappy family is unhappy in its own way."
Not that scrappy developments are unhappy, I just mean that they are not all groomed to a bland consensus. Quirky things happen.
I came upon this enigmatic structure by the curb. It is not at all cute. It's brutal. All the elements of a building, but why? Was it a fortress for a psychotic guinea pig? A Tower of London for a deposed chihuahua? Are those windows for defense? or for seeing a small patch of... car tires? It even has a moat!
Some things are best left unanswered and mysterious.